This past Tuesday Mark Senmartin officially entered the race for Marathon City Council. Senmartin, a 25-year Marathon resident and small business owner, is the married father of two young boys.
“Marathon has been good to my family and our residents deserve a regular guy to represent their interests on city council,” Senmartin said. “This town has made great strides since incorporation, but we can do even better.”
He cited numerous reasons for his candidacy including the desire to build a stronger local economy, the ability to problem solve and the fortitude to work with everyone to improve the quality of life for all Marathon residents.
Senmartin said running his own business and building his family’s home has given him some insight on the inner workings of city hall and believes that with the right leadership, Marathon can be the place where “anyone can realize their dreams.”
“I know the issues facing small businesses and understand the challenges affecting our families,” he added. “Its imperative the Marathon voters will have a choice this fall and I will be a city councilman that leads by example.”
Senmartin is an active leader in his boys’ Cub Scout Pack and owns Cash Flow Jewelry and Pawn; he is also a nationally licensed firearms instructor.
Qualifying for the Marathon City Council ends on Tuesday, August 13. At press time, the only other declared candidates are incumbent councilman Richard Keating and former councilman Pete Worthington. The winners will be decided in an at-large election on November 5.